Nissan has slashed the prices of the Leaf by up to £5,265 so that all versions now qualify for the government grant. It means a Leaf Acenta now costs £25,995 after the grant, making it cheaper than several smaller hatchback electric cars.
The move follows a ‘realignment’ of the Plug in Car Grant which saw the upper limit for eligibility shift from £50,000 to £35,000 and the amount fall from £3,000 to £2,500.
The new recommended post-grant prices are:
Acenta - £25,995 ( down £1,350)
N-Connecta - £27,995 (down £650)
LEAF 10 - £28,670 (down £650)
Tekna - £29,995 (down £665)
E+ N-Connecta - £30,445 (down £5,250)
E+ Tekna - £32,445 (down £5,265)
Nissan is the latest in a series of companies who have slashed prices to ensure their cars qualify for the grant. BMW cut prices of its i3 by more than £6,000 this week, while Peugeot, Citroen and Vauxhall have also cut list prices to bring their electric models under the new £35,000 threshold.